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July

31
JUL

Co-Sponsor Pulls Name, Seeks to Reduce Stadium Funding
Kohl-Welles Hopes to Direct Additional $184 Million to Affordable Housing

30
JUL

KidsQuest to Receive $733,000 Towards New Location
Today, the King County Council approved $733,000 for the KidsQuest Children’s Museum from the Building for Culture program. The museum will use the funds to help pay for their recently-completed new location in downtown Bellevue.

30
JUL

Former Federal Way Mayor Appointed to 4Culture Task Force
Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer appoints former Federal Way Mayor Jeanne Burbidge to 4Culture Task Force.

30
JUL

Field Will Be Named in Honor of ‘The Face of Kentridge’
A baseball field at Petrovitsky Park will be named in memory of Eric Anderson, the Athletic Director for Kentridge High School who passed away suddenly on July 7. King County Councilmembers Reagan Dunn and Dave Upthegrove made the announcement earlier today, stating the field will be in his honor as “Eric Anderson Memorial Field.”

30
JUL

Enumclaw Resident Scott Gray appointed to serve on the King County 4Culture task force
Enumclaw's Scott Gray to represent District 9 on the King County 4Culture task force.

30
JUL

Dunn secures funds for Newcastle arts projects
Newcastle brick monument will be featured in renewed public space at Newcastle Commons.

30
JUL

Dunn and Upthegrove secure funds for Renton and Newcastle arts projects
Arts programs in Renton will benefit from funds approved by the County Council.

30
JUL

Council adopts memorial for Gov. Spellman
The Metropolitan King County Council gave its unanimous support to a motion sponsored by the entire council renaming the King County Administration Building and the 4th Ave. block after former Gov. and King County Executive John Spellman.

30
JUL

Council approves collaborative effort to combat Human Trafficking
With estimates of up to 500 youth, some as young as 12 years old, are being exploited for sex work every day in King County, the Metropolitan King County Council today unanimously approved an extensive effort to help highlight and prevent human trafficking across the County.

26
JUL

Statement from Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles on the proposed demolition of the Showbox Theater
“So much of our history as a community is rooted in the music and musical acts that have come from and have come through Seattle.”

24
JUL

Councilmember Kohl-Welles to donate surplus vanpool vans to organizations in District 4
“These vans have a lot of miles left in them and it is heartening to know that they will be put to good use by organizations that help those in need and make our community a better place to live”

24
JUL

Local Resident Nominated by Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer Reappointed to Convention Center Public Facilities District
“At a time when the downtown Seattle area is facing tremendous growth and change, Deryl has been a great asset in keeping the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) a strong part of our economic engine”

24
JUL

Committee of the Whole to hold hearings on using proceeds from the Hotel/Motel Tax
Legislation that will discuss the allocation of the revenue raised by the Lodging Tax, better known as the Hotel/Motel Tax.

23
JUL

Councilmember Dunn to donate surplus vanpool vans to organizations in District 9
“Repurposing retired Metro vans both maximizes County resources and allows community organizations to better serve residents”

23
JUL

Councilmember Dunn donates surplus vanpool van to Enumclaw School District Special Needs Transition Program
“This retired van will helps students in Enumclaw School District's Special Needs Transition Program get the experiences they need to gain important real world skills”

23
JUL

“Retiring” county employees prepare for new adventures
Council approves transfer of surplus vanpool van to organizations throughout King County

19
JUL

Commencing the 156th Edition of the King County Fair
Today Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn welcomed the first fairgoers of the day to the 156th Edition of the King County Fair, the longest-running county fair west of the Mississippi.

18
JUL

South King County Residents Needed to Fill County Boards and Commissions
Several boards and commissions seek South King County residents to fill vacancies.

17
JUL

Regional Human Trafficking Awareness Effort Moving Forward
The committee heard from public health experts and representatives from the County, City of Seattle, and Port of Seattle on the necessity of a public awareness campaign.

16
JUL

Investments benefitting homeless vets and seniors highlight adopted Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy plan
“For the next six years seniors, veterans and vulnerable individuals and families throughout King County are going to be supported as never before.”

Contact the Council
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206-477-1000
TTY/TDD:
206-296-1024
Email:
council@kingcounty.gov